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Leathercraft by Cleathercrafts

Leathercraft by Cleathercrafts
A small selection of my best leatherwork. I'm a self taught leathercrafter, specialising in hand embossing and dyeing leather. I love creating fantastical works of functional art inspired by literature, film, everyday life and the absurd. 
For my full portfolio of work, please visit 

Maple and Blossom Pochettes
Inspired by the game Animal Crossing. Custom made to order, hand crafted using vegetable tanned leather. Wet formed leaf designs impressed in to the leather, then hand dyed with leather dyes or acrylics. Stitched entirely by hand.

Bamboo cross body bag
Hand cut, tooled and stitched leather satchel with a bamboo handle. Hand tooled with a bamboo leaf design. Finished with a magnetic clasp. 
Frodo mini satchel
Wet formed, vegetable tanned leather satchel featuring hand tooled leaves, inspired by Lord of the Rings. 
Dracarys Pouch
Hand embossed emblem with cut fire motifs. Finished with belt loops and traditional copper riveting. ​​​​​​​
Pawtrait collection
Custom made pet portraits carved in to vegetable tanned leather, then painted and stitched by hand. 

Moulded switch cases
Wet formed using a custom made mould to precisely fit a Nintendo Switch first generation. I carved designs inspired the Zelda and Animal Crossing Nintendo games and painted them all by hand. Finished with traditional copper as well as brass rivets and studs with two securing straps. Lined with lush suede and compartments for game and cable storage.
For more projects, please visit! Thanks for visiting. 

Leathercraft by Cleathercrafts


Leathercraft by Cleathercrafts